Colorful Kitchen Designs

Although the trend in kitchen design leans toward dark surfaces and muted color palettes, some homeowners march to the beat of a different drummer. Love bright color? Take a peek at these stylish kitchen spaces from Rate My Space users.

Bold Blue

Rate My Space user Ambera2 remodeled her kitchen to match a blue KitchenAid® mixer that sits on her countertop. The wall color complements the tiled backsplash, and the island was repainted a shade to match the great room, adjacent to the kitchen.

Your Royal Blueness

Royal-blue barstools and glass pendant lights punctuate the transitional kitchen of Rate My Space user OutoftheBox. Two-tone cabinets in maple and dark cherry, a glass-tile backsplash and a dancing workshop island topped with blue-speckled black granite complete the look.

Big Red

Rate My Space user Brenovate combined three rooms in her 95-year-old cottage to create one big, bold kitchen. The original sink (the only salvaged item from the original kitchen) served as the inspiration for the bright-red color scheme.

Vivid Red

Rate My Space user NoSo makes smart use of square footage by combining a kitchen, bar, library and dining room in one small space. Bright red shelving and storage space and eye-catching chandeliers dress up this cooking and entertaining area.

Sunny Yellow

The bright, cheery wall color takes center stage in this clean and uncluttered kitchen by Rate My Space user jeannekhoe1_6310912. The focal point, a hanging light fixture by Kevin Reilly, adds a rustic touch. “I searched for two years to find the perfect fixture and this is it.”

A Touch of Yellow Charm

Walls in a faux finish add charm and cozy character to this oversized kitchen. Rate My Space user Leeser completed the design with Ubatuba granite countertops and under-cabinet lighting.

Soothing Green

This kitchen by Rate My Space user Karma518 boasts a host of amenities: an eat-in island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, an office nook and a pantry and bar with a wine fridge. Yet the soothing green wall color steals the show.

Energetic Green

A mix of eclectic and modern, this high-energy kitchen by Rate My Space user Schatzl features a rainbow of colors: bright green walls, a blue ceiling and interior cabinets, plum upper cabinets, black lower cabinets and black doors painted with chalkboard paint. A flat-screen TV on the back wall is used to display Schatzl’s collection of Flickr photos.

Spicy Orange

A gut renovation of Rate My Space user mvbarlow’s kitchen inspired the warm wall color, chosen to complement the Tuscan Old World decor theme. Features include a tumbled-marble backsplash, granite countertops, distressed cabinetry, pendant lighting, large Italian-tile flooring and a vineyard mural above the cooktop.

Warm Orange

Rate My Space user victoriansandy was challenged with updating a Victorian kitchen in a circa-1884 home after Hurricane Ike swept five feet of water into the space. Along with the warm color palette, this revamped space features a glass-tile backsplash, tumbled-marble walls, two-tone cabinetry, Brazilian koa flooring and a faux mantel over the stove – a nod to the home’s six fireplaces.

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